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Tuesday

Pre: Shower
Razor: Merkur Progress 500 - setting 2
Blade: Derby Premium (5)
Soap: Wickham1912 - Classic 24
Post: Humphreys Witch hazel & Bulldog After Shave Balm

It was the last shave with the Derby-blade, tomorrow I'll test another brand. It is either going to be an Astra SP or a Feather blade. I haven't tried a Feather blade so far, so this would be a first.
First try of the Classic 24-scent from Wickham and I really like it. I am going to test the whole range of their shaving soap over the time. The only one that was not for me is the english rose scent so far.
Witch hazel and the Bulldog Aftershave Balm is now my favourite/ standard postshave routine. I like that a lot.
 
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Tuesday

Pre: Shower & Savon du Midi - vanilla
Razor: Merkur Progress 500 - setting 2
Blade: Derby Premium (5)
Soap: Wickham1912 - Classic 24
Post: Humphreys Witch hazel & Bulldog After Shave Balm

It was the last shave with the Derby-blade, tomorrow I'll test another brand. It is either going to be an Astra SP or a Feather blade. I haven't tried a Feather blade so far, so this would be a first.
First try of the Classic 24-scent from Wickham and I really like it. I am going to test the whole range of their shaving soap over the time. The only one that was not for me is the english rose scent so far.
Witch hazel and the Bulldog Aftershave Balm is now my favourite/ standard postshave routine. I like that a lot.
 
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Brush: Frank Shaving 20mm Best Badger
Cream: Tri-Coastal Design Milagu Black
Razor: Wilkinson Sword Classic
Blade: Astra Superior Platinum (1)

I'd been looking forward to trying these blades. I was a big fan of the only other PPI blades I've used to date (Sputniks), and these seem to have a much bigger fanbase. I was not disappointed. A single pass plus touch-ups was plenty (although I did get a nick on my chin somewhere along the way). They were also unusually loud for this razor - I'm hesitant to put them in my Parker 99R in case they wake up the whole house!

The extra water-carrying capability of the badger brush improved the performance of the cream, but it will never be great.

Happy shaving, all.
 
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